• Show Date: 08/06/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Jane Eyeington Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Three Counties Agricultural Society

Breed: Cirneco Dell'Etna

Three Counties Championship Show

Cirneco dell’ Etna

10th June 2023

Judge – Mrs Jane Eyeington (Meadowdale)

I would like to thank the officers and committee for their kind invitation to judge this lovely breed. It may have been smaller in numbers but made up for it super quality. Thank you to the exhibitors for braving the heat of the day, for me to assess your beautiful dogs. They really are a credit to you. To my hard working stewards – thank you.

Puppy Dog Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

Junior Dog Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

Post Graduate Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

These 2 young dogs are just cracking and exciting prospects for the future

1st Place Kinabula's Blue Topaz with Triquetra (Mrs D Mcdonnell)

Lovely outline to this 18 month old dog. He is impressive in stature, so very smart, oozes confidence and has great ring presence. When stood he presents a square profile with the correct amount of leg length. He is robust but combines a masculine elegance. Liked his head piece, with good proportions of back skull to foreface, parallel planes, flat skull and well placed erect ears, lovely eye shape and colour. His clean neck of good length flowing into a slightly sloping topline, and well set on tail which has good length and thickness. He stands on slender limbs and well knuckled feet. Strong hindquarters, parallel and true, which he put to good use on the move, just needing to finish tightening in front. RBD

2nd Place Kinabula Rouge Diamond at Dekris (Miss C & Miss D & Mrs M L Wolstenholme & Moughton & Farleigh)

Litter brother to 1st and so very close up, he makes his presence felt with his ‘look at me attitude’, a pleasure to judge this super duo. He cuts a fine outline when stood, having a lovely square outline, with slender limbs, so graceful yet masculine. His head shows to be balanced and lean, toning oval eyes with a hint of mischief, good ear placement, alert and keen in his expression. His well arched neck flows into a firm slightly sloping topline, brisket still to drop a fraction more, ribcage has the slight spring. Forelegs straight with strong pasterns and tight feet, hindquarters not quite as wide as winner. He has a lovely side gait, showing the springy trot, clean in his front action, not quite as tidy today behind. In lovely condition and well shown

Limit Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1st Place Kinabula's Solitaire (Miss E & Mrs D Hillyer & McDonell)

Litter brother to PG winners, not quite as advanced as yet in his development. When stacked he shows to have the desired square outline, a little more refined than his brothers. Most handsome head, showing good overall balance, with a good length to the foreface and well chiselled, flat back skull, well placed erect ears, his oval eyes give him a gentle but keen expression. Good length of neck, today tending to roach his topline, and chest still to drop a little more. Clean, straight forelegs and strong hindquarters. Moving out true in the rear. Sympathetically handled.

Open Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1st Place Kinabula's Milano with Triquetra (Mrs M L & Mrs D Farleigh & Mcdonnell)

A real stallion of a dog and shows himself off with style and confidence. He is upstanding and full of quality. I would liken him to a fine wine, just keeps on getting better with age. Many of his traits he has certainly passed on to his progeny. At 4 years old he is now the finished article and looks an absolute picture on the stack. He stands fore square and has unexaggerated symmetry, his body lines just flow from nose to tail. He has the elegance to his frame but also robust. Clean cut head piece, with good ratios, flat back skull, lean and chiselled, erect ears and oval toning eye. His arched neck flows into a firm well held topline, tail of good length and thickness. Good depth to the brisket, with a slight spring to the ribcage. Liked his hindquarters they are long and wide with firm flat muscles. Lovely to watch on the move, having the desired short brisk steps. Delighted to award him BD & BOB, and later in the group watch him go Hound Group 2 – Very well done.

Veteran Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1st Place Kinabula Forlani of Kushka (Miss Didio)

Keen and alert 8 year old dog, top end for size, but has a lovely square and balanced outline, with slender bone and a very elegant look to him. His head is well proportioned, with the correct planes, lean and well chiselled, his oval eyes tone well with his coat colour and show devotion to his handler. Clean through the neck and holding a firm topline with a gentle underline. Corresponding moderate angulation fore and aft. Was a little unsettled on the move today - BV.

Puppy Bitch Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

Junior Bitch Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

Post Graduate Bitch Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1st Place Kinabula's Tonal Topaz with Triquetra (Mrs D Mcdonnell)

Happy and outgoing 18 month old bitch, and what a delight. Thought her to be of a lovely size, having the desired substance but showing feminine elegance. She has a flow to her outline that is so graceful. Having a natural presence, which shows off her typical outline, square with a good length to her slender limbs. Feminine and proportionate head, flat skull, fine and well chiselled foreface, flews clean and tight fitting, well placed ears, and oval eyes with a hint of naughtiness. She has good depth to the brisket reaching almost to the elbow, and nicely sprung ribcage. Topline firm, well muscled hindquarters with a wide thigh. Shows a spring in her step on the move, just needing to tighten a little more in front - RBB

Limit Bitch Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1st Place Kinabula's Lou Lou Lemon (Mrs M L Farleigh)

Oh my, what a super litter this is, sister to PG winner. She is just so smart, with a super breed typical outline. She is certainly hard to ignore, and

 gave her sire (BOB) a run for his money today in the challenge. She has such a shapely silhouette, noble with beautiful poise. Her head is lean and well chiselled, intelligent ochre eyes, erect well placed ears giving her a keen and alert expression. Her lines are graceful, flowing from her arched neck, through to well placed shoulders, smoothly to her firm slightly sloping topline. Good depth, reaching almost to the elbows. Forelegs straight with slender bone. Her body is well developed with just the right amount of spring to the ribs and slight tuck up. Pleasing hindquarters, which are moderate, but show a good width of thigh and firm flat muscles. Lovely to watch on the move, again just needing to tighten a fraction more in front – BB & BOS

Open Bitch Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

Veteran Bitch Entries: 0 Absentees: 0